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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 6, 2010 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

Lived in "Bang er" for two yrs...not for the faint of heart. About six weeks of reasonable weather each year...the Uni town up the road, Orono, at least had about 10K folks with a slightly more up to date outlook on the world. No offense to any native Banggerites...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2010-04-06 20:03:16

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 6, 2010 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

Hey I saw the GD in Orono in 83 I think - not a very populous place. Not a very memorable show except for I recall them coming on stage earlier than the billed time as my buddy and I were standing in the middle of the nearly empty floor. Light's went out band came on and we walked about right up to the stage - pretty cool.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 6, 2010 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

Oxford was also quite warm if memory serves me right.

The Portland shows I saw over the years were almost always on the cool side.

Always pissed I missed the Augusta and Lewiston shows.

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Poster: vapors Date: Apr 6, 2010 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

I also missed Lewiston, but was fortunate to be at the Augusta shows – thankfully we can listen to ‘em all though!

I guess it doesn’t matter anyway . . . Morning Dews in Maine
Portland September 9, 1982 high 66 low 53
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-09-17.mtx.haugh.82208.sbefail.flac16
Augusta October 12, 1984 high 75 low 48
http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12.sbd.clugston.5585.sbeok.shnf
Oxford July 2, 1988 high 76 low 56
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-02.sbd.miller.86817.sbeok.flac

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Apr 6, 2010 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

I am not generally a fan of the mid 80s but there are a few exceptions, and I do find myself reaching for the '84 Augusta show occasionally.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 6, 2010 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

I fell in love with Maine in 1977
I hiked through Maine on the Appalachian Trail

I'll never forget hiking through Mahoosuc Notch
- it's the insane glacial cut in the center of this pic -
mahoosuc_notch.jpg

some hikers were whining about the rugged conditions in the Notch
I hiked it with some heads - we smoked our 420 here & spent hours in this place

MahoosucNotch3.JpgMahoosuc_Notch.jpg

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 6, 2010 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: April in Maine is crazy -- does it even matter?

Here's a nice place too (but my point still stands...):



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